China’s Regions and Their Global Interactions
This course examines regional political economy in contemporary China in global context. It looks in particular at the evolution of regional policy in China since 1949 and its implications, at issues relating to ethnic minorities and western China, at Hong Kong, and the “belt and road initiative” from a sub-national perspective in China.
Detailed Course Outline is available on Blackboard.
Week 1: Introduction: Thinking about China’s regions
Week 2: Framework: Globalization, regions, and the rise of China
Week 3: Regional policy in the PRC: 1949-1970s
Week 4: “Reform and opening up”: Coastal development and its implications
Week 5: Policies to develop Western, Northeast and Central China
Week 6: Regional policy to 2020 and beyond
Week 7: Regions and policy making in the PRC
Week 8: “New Silk Roads”: the belt and road initiative from the perspective of China’s regions
Week 9: Policy case studies
Week 10: Ethnic minorities and minority regions in global context
Week 11: Western China in global context
Week 12: Hong Kong
Week 13: Final project presentations
Assessment & Assignments
Oral and written presentation (50%)
Class participation and attendance (10%)
Honesty in Academic Work
Attention is drawn to University policy and regulations on honesty in academic work, and to the disciplinary guidelines and procedures applicable to breaches of such policy and regulations. Details may be found at http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/policy/academichonesty/.
With each assignment, students will be required to submit a signed declaration that they are aware of these policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
- In the case of group projects, all members of the group should be asked to sign the declaration, each of whom is responsible and liable to disciplinary actions, irrespective of whether he/she has signed the declaration and whether he/she has contributed, directly or indirectly, to the problematic contents.
- For assignments in the form of a computer-generated document that is principally text-based and submitted via VeriGuide, the statement, in the form of a receipt, will be issued by the system upon students’ uploading of the soft copy of the assignment.
Assignments without the properly signed declaration will not be graded by teachers.
Only the final version of the assignment should be submitted via VeriGuide.
The submission of a piece of work, or a part of a piece of work, for more than one purpose (e.g. to satisfy the requirements in two different courses) without declaration to this effect shall be regarded as having committed undeclared multiple submissions. It is common and acceptable to reuse a turn of phrase or a sentence or two from one’s own work; but wholesale reuse is problematic. In any case, agreement from the course teacher(s) concerned should be obtained prior to the submission of the piece of work.